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an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle

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commercial growth for XIAFLEX for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture and Peyronie's disease, which led to our robust financial results for the quarter.
Third, contractures are an understudied measure of nursing home quality that have not received as much attention as other quality measures (Wagner and Clevenger 2010).
The subsequent two concurrent injections of other affected cords showed near identical effectiveness (mean reduction in fixed-flexion contractures, 80% in MP and 63% in PIP joints).
Goals during this time period include obtaining full passive glenohumeral motion, prevention of myostatic and periarticular contractures, and maintaining a concentrically reduced humeral head within the glenoid cavity.
I believe that XIAFLEX, as a new non-surgical treatment, addresses these needs and could become the standard of care for Dupuytren's contracture.
Stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor pollicus longus (FPL) tendon causing interphalangeal (IP) joint contracture, or trigger thumb, is a rare disorder.
Harvey L, de Jong I, Goehl G, Marwedel S (2006) Twelve weeks of nightly stretch does not reduce thumb web-space contractures in people with a neurological condition: a randomised controlled trial.
Aim: To compare the effectiveness of two stretching programmes for managing elbow flexion contractures following traumatic brain injury (TBI).
C's pressure sores have healed and physical therapy has helped reduce her contractures.
In those with family histories of DD, the onset occurs earlier and leads to more marked contractures.
For example, the chapter on the initial rehabilitation medicine consultation includes a statement of the purpose of the chapter, elements of a consultation, bladder management, bowel management, pressure ulcers, contractures, autonomic dysfunction, upper motor neuron syndrome and spasticity, DVT prophylaxis, pulmonary issues, psychological adaptation, pain, comorbid conditions, disposition and discharge planning, long-term issues, and ends with a checklist of important report elements.
Several women implored the panel not to back the approval of saline implants, which they said had caused them problems such as contractures, deflation, lumpiness, and systemic illnesses.
Serious uncontrolled spasticity can cause contractures (frozen joints) and, eventually, permanent deformities.
Today, his arms and legs are virtually paralyzed by the muscle contractures.